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Letter to the editor: Following a familiar sequence of events

Editor:

Quotation of Alexander Tyler which “Uncle Wally” wondered about:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship." 

"The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence.” 

1. From bondage to spiritual faith; 

2. From spiritual faith to great courage; 

3. From courage to liberty; 

4. From liberty to abundance; 

5. From abundance to complacency; 

6. From complacency to apathy; 

7. From apathy to dependence; 

8. From dependence back into bondage.

The dumbing down of America.

The blindness of voters is evidenced in the recent debate by the interest in Peyton Place more than the condition of the country. Consider this: Obama has compromised the Supreme Court. The Judiciary Branch and the attorney general are under the directive of the Executive Branch now. You’ve seen the actions of the IRS in recent events. You’ve watched the early retirement of many high military officers in recent years. We may be one vote away from dictatorship. Vote wisely.

Remember always, it is God who places rulers and kings. God has his program and this portion is nearing completion. Next phase soon to start. Look into God’s program for your well-being. The USA is not found as a player in end time events in his book (the Bible).

Carl Thomas, Stony Creek

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